Health Care Financing Administration, HHS. In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), Department of Health and Human Services, is publishing the following summary of proposed collections for public comment. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency's functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden.
(1) Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of a currently approved collection;
Title of Information Collection: Medicaid Report on Payables and Receivables;
Form No.: HCFA-R-199 (OMB# 0938-0697);
Use: The Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990 requires government agencies to produce auditable financial statements. This form will collect accounting data from the States on Payables and Receivables;
Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government;
Number of Respondents: 57;
Total Annual Responses: 57;
Total Annual Hours: 342.
(2) Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection;
Title of Information Collection: Municipal Health Services Cost Report Form and Supporting Regulations in 42 CFR 405.2470;
Form No.: HCFA-255 (OMB# 0938-0155);
Use: The Municipal Health Services Program Cost Report (HCFA-255) is used by the participating clinics to report costs for health care services rendered to Medicare beneficiaries. It is also used to gather data to properly evaluate the demonstration. It has been in use since 1979;
Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government, and Not-for-profit institutions;
Number of Respondents: 14;
Total Annual Responses: 14;
Total Annual Hours: 476.
To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, access HCFA's Web Site address at http://www.hcfa.gov/regs/prdact95.htm, or E-mail your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and HCFA document identifier, to Paperwork@hcfa.gov, or call the Reports Clearance Office on (410) 786-1326. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collections must be mailed within 60 days of this notice directly to the HCFA Paperwork Clearance Officer designated at the following address: HCFA, Office of Information Services, Security and Standards Group, Division of HCFA Enterprise Standards, Attention: Dawn Willinghan, Room N2-14-26, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244-1850.Start Signature
Dated: July 25, 2000.
John P. Burke III,
HCFA Reports Clearance Officer, HCFA Office of Information Services, Security and Standards Group, Division of HCFA Enterprise Standards.
[FR Doc. 00-19678 Filed 8-2-00; 8:45 am]
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